Linux for CURRERA

The Linux distribution for CURRERA-R is:
  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Kernel version: 2.6.35-22-generic i686


To install Linux on CURRERA - follow steps in Linux Installation process.


Under Linux we support the XIMEA Linux Software Package.
It contains basic API for camera with some examples.
Under Linux we support xiAPI.

Tool-chain for developers

To keep the system footprint small there is no tool-chain for building image applications included in production cameras.
User can install it on any CURRERA.
E.g. You can install GNU C++ compiler to compile our example of image acquisition.
To install - enter following shell command:

sudo apt-get install g++

Accessing hardware

  • Serial port (RS232)
    It can be accessed with device /dev/ttyUSB0.
    Note: Serial port contains only signals RX and TX. No handshaking signals like DTS,CTS... are connected out from CURRERA-R.

Release notes

  • Number of writes to System Disk is limited because every write is performed to Solid State Drive. We plan to incorporate the filter that keeps all writes in RAM with possibility to store it to root file system upon user command.

Installation of XIMEA Linux SP to CURRERA-R

Installation of XIMEA Linux SP on CURRERA-R with different operating system is specific:

wget http://www.ximea.com/downloads/recent/XIMEA_Linux_SP.tgz
tar xzf XIMEA_Linux_SP.tgz
cd package
./install -cam_currera